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People, Pandemics & Priorities: Reflections From the Front Lines

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Join us for the 2nd talk of our speaker series, Building Back Better: An Agenda for Progressive Public Policy, featuring Dr. Sharkawy

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Speaker Dr. Abdu Sharkawy is an Internal Medicine & Infectious Diseases Specialist at the University Health Network and an assistant professor of medicine at the University of Toronto. After the talk there will be a Q&A period.

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Dr. Abdu Sharkawy is an Internal Medicine & Infectious Diseases Specialist at the University Health Network and an assistant professor of medicine at the University of Toronto. He is a longstanding member of the guidelines committee for the Association of Medical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases of Canada and has almost 20 years' experience on the front lines dating back to the SARS pandemic of 2003. He has been a leading voice on both the national and international stage of this pandemic, offering key insights and analysis to numerous media outlets, in addition to being a determined advocate for promotion of public health policy that reflects principles of equity, safety and sustainability. He is a passionate Leafs & Raptor fan who saves his best cheers for his loving wife and 3 young boys.

Attending the Event: This event will be hosted online using Zoom. A Zoom link and password to access the event will be sent via email to all folks registered. You can download Zoom on your device for free using the following link: https://zoom.us/

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The PhD Policy Studies Virtual Speakers Series brings together distinguished scholars, activists and practitioners to provide insight on the most relevant and critical issues facing our communities today. These sessions will be interactive and will include a Q&A portion. The goal is to create thought-provoking dialogue around the role of policy on a range of issues important to policy studies.

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